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Poverty: A Major Global Problem, Right?

Poverty: A Major Global Problem, Right?

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

February 2, 2016


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A profuse amount of people are aware of poverty and its far-reaching effects. However, it needs to be known that not all human beings share this knowledge. Poverty is a problem. Additionally, it affects some part of every country around the world. It’s obvious that people know about poverty, but are the...

The Truth About Assimilation

The Truth About Assimilation

Gaby Ramirez, Guest Contributer

February 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Should we force immigrants to assimilate into American culture? This seems to be one of the most prevalent debates in modern times. To begin, let’s define assimilation. According to Merriam-Webster, assimilation is the process of incorporating individuals from ethnic, alternative groups and immigrant clust...

Introverted Leaders: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Introverted Leaders: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Meghan Italo, Opinion Writer

February 2, 2016


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An ideal leader is usually defined by confidence, charm, and an outgoing personality. So, what about the more reserved individuals? The assumed extroverted image of a leader may not always be the reality. Some people might think that introverted people are merely followers -- that they don’t have a...

Is the ICE Going Beyond Its Limits? Threats of Deportation Haunt Hispanic Families

Is the ICE Going Beyond Its Limits? Threats of Deportation Haunt Hispanic Families

Kevin Vasquez Martinez, Opinion Writer

February 2, 2016


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Hispanic students of immigrant families are struggling to go to school due to their concern with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or the ICE. These students are concerned that they will be asked for their legal documents. The Hispanic community feels that ICE is going beyond their limit...

Talent vs. Hard Work

Meghan Italo, Opinion Writer

January 26, 2016


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There’s something that all of us strive to be great at, whether it be athletically, musically, or artistically. What holds more importance when individuals are trying to improve a skill: the talent given to them at birth, or the hard work and determination that drives them forward? Some just natu...

The Truth About Solar Energy

The Truth About Solar Energy

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

January 25, 2016


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The sun makes it possible for life to be sustainable on Earth. It's the major source of energy for the entire world. Humans should take advantage of the enormous energy provided by the sun. Acquiring energy from the sun is far better for the environment than burning fossil fuels. Humans should co...

Do New Year Resolutions Even Work?

Do New Year Resolutions Even Work?

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

January 19, 2016


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New Years 2016 is now in the history books. This time of the year often brings promises of change in people’s lives. The new year is a time to reflect upon the previous and make new goals. Of course, we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions. Do you have a New Year’s resolution(s)? If so, how confi...

New Year, New Gun Reform?

New Year, New Gun Reform?

Shayna Greene, Opinion Editor

January 18, 2016


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52,670. That’s how many gun-related incidents there were in 2015.  13,350. That’s how many gun-related deaths there were in 2015.  The United States has seen 330 mass shootings and almost 2,000 accidental shootings in the last year. I won’t even mention how many children paid for them. What wa...

Is it Hot in Here Or is it Just Me?

Is it Hot in Here Or is it Just Me?

Rebecca LaManna, Opinion Writer

January 18, 2016


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Ah, winter: the time when snow falls and covers the land in a cold white blanket. Some say it's the most wonderful time of year, yet looking outside, it feels like spring. What exactly did everyone think would happen to the pollution that's been dominating the air since the Industrial Revolution; it w...

Cultural Images: What Values Do Different Cultures Share Or Hold?

Cultural Images: What Values Do Different Cultures Share Or Hold?

Meghan Italo, Opinion Writer

December 15, 2015


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Over the past few decades, the world seems to have gotten much smaller, making it easier to travel abroad to foreign places. Because of this, it’s common to have people of many different cultures and traditions living in the same place. Has this diffusion of backgrounds weakened the impact culture h...

The Dark Side of Video Games

The Dark Side of Video Games

Ashar Farooq, Opinion Writer

December 8, 2015


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Which video game console is your favorite? Is it Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3? Perhaps it’s the Wii or something else. Maybe you have a favorite game to play: the new FIFA 16 or the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. The point is many people play video games--maybe too many. The truth about video games is s...

Did You Black Friday?

Did You Black Friday?

Natalie Migliore, Business Manager

December 4, 2015


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According to Cosmopolitan, one in every ten Black Friday sales comes back into cycle over the course of a year. It’s now the holiday season, and although Black Friday has passed, I’m still trying to get to the bottom of whether or not the deals on flat screens are really that great. Honestly, I’...

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